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Registration for the 2020 Umstead Photography & Illustration Contests now open

02/03/2020 10:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The 2020 “Photo Contest - Catch the Spirit of William B. Umstead State Park” Exhibit will feature photography of the Park, its structures and nature so get out your cameras, pick out your best shots and submit an entry to our contest. The submission deadline is May 24, 2020. Register now.

Photos must be taken in Umstead State Park to be eligible. Your photo can be taken at anytime, so you can take new photos or look through your treasure trove of past photos. 

Adult Photography Categories

Entries are limited to one per category.

1. Where are Your Footprints?

People doing Park activities, or evidence of people doing Park activities

2. Stories in Stone

Remnants and structures of the Park history

3. In the Wild

Park flora and fauna

Youth Photography Categories

Youth are 16 years old and under. Youth will have the same categories as adults, but will be judged together rather than by category. 

Prizes

First, Second and  Honorable Mention winners will receive the following:

  • Feature in a special exhibit at the Umstead State Park Visitor Center
  • Complimentary Umstead State Park calendar
  • One-year household membership for The Umstead Coalition
  • Winning photo posted on The Umstead Coalition website

Catch the Spirit of Umstead State Park Exhibit

Winners are encouraged to attend the exhibit reception, which is open to the public. The reception will take place  in June 27,  2020 from 2pm - 4pm in the Umstead State Park Visitor’s Center, 8801 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27617.

Registration

Registration is available now. The deadline for submissions is May 24, 2020. 

REGISTER NOW 

Illustration Contest

The goal of our annual illustration contest is to showcase some of the wonders of Umstead State Park using graphic illustrations. Winning illustrations will be featured on displays at the Park Visitor Center, commemorative t-shirts and similar items to support our Park. Register now.

Illustrations (drawings) featuring or inspired by plants, animals, landscape or historic features within Umstead State Park will be accepted.  Please submit your graphic illustration as an Illustrator file compatible with CS5, but we will accept EPS, JPG, TIP or Photoshop.

Prizes

Multiple winners are possible. Winning entries will receive:

  • Featured display at Park Visitor Center
  • Featured illustration on items supporting the Park (e.g., t-shirts, canvas bags, note cards)
  • Complimentary Umstead State Park calendar
  • One-year household membership for The Umstead Coalition
  • Winning graphic posted on The Umstead Coalition website

Catch the Spirit of Umstead State Park Exhibit

Winners are encouraged to attend the exhibit reception, which is open to the public. The reception will take place  on June 27,  2020 from 2pm - 4pm in the Umstead State Park Visitor’s Center, 8801 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27617.

Registration

Registration is available now. The deadline for submissions is May 24, 2020. 

REGISTER NOW

The Umstead Coalition

We are dedicated to preserving the natural integrity of William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Corridor.